Started deadlifting a few months ago. My first PR was around 190lb I believe, now it's at 290lb. My question is, is this an "acceptable" PR for my my height and weight? I see posts of guys who are way smaller than I am, lifting A LOT more weight than me. Am I just weak or are they just too fucking good at this? Also what should be an ideal body weight for me if I want to be "bearmode"? Do you guys have any personal stories or comments and also do you have have some deadlifting transformation pictures? I honestly need some encouragement right now. Feeling like shit about myself Haha
Btw pic is related. It's my current background.
>Started deadlifting a few months ago
don't try to compare yourself with people when you've literally been lifting for a few months.
>Also what should be an ideal body weight for me if I want to be "bearmode"?
at 5'11 240lbs is pretty fucking hefty. Natty you wouldn't get heavier than that (if even that heavy) at a lowish bf%
A 290 lb one rep max for deadlift puts you solidly in the "novice" section, meaning you've been training for strength for just a few months. If you're doing it for reps you're closer to Intermediate.
OP here, thanks for the advice guys. Also what are some of the best exercises you guys recommend to get that body style? Anyone got any transformation pictures?
>Also what are some of the best exercises you guys recommend to get that body style?
you are not going to look like Derek fucking Poundstone you idiot. Elite strongmen are one in tens of millions genetically and are on cocktails of PEDs. Most of them pulled 5pl8 on their first day in the gym (not even joking)
I'm 6'2 and 180, my first ever deadlift I hit a PR of 315
I had been lifting for almost 2 years, but never deadlifted.
at 240, 3pl8 should be ez
Bearmode guys like that are born that way, there are before and after pics of bodybuilders, but never power lifters, because the best powerlifters come into the gym 7ft and 300lbs
>at 240, 3pl8 should be ez
he literally said he'd been only lifting for a few months
>I had been lifting for almost 2 years, but never deadlifted.
exactly you mong.
Lalas is 5'11 and he looks sick, like an IRL Street Fighter character
you'd need a lot more than test-e and deca
>If our lower back and quads are both equally untrained
they aren't though. You'd have a definite head start from two years in the gym even if you never did any back or quad work, which I'm sure you would have done
Hey guys, I have been lifting for approx 7 months, and I have some weird imbalances.
Disclaimer: i started off anorexic, and still lapse occaisionally, so please do not judge my low stats.
My squat is 100kgx5. This is the only lift I am happy with. It progresses fairly steadily, maybe once a week.
My deadlift is 105kgx5. I don't know why its so low, and in fact its dropped - 3 weeks ago it was 120 but i had a brief period (2-3 days) where I forgot to eat and for somereason that affected deadlifts WAY more than any other lift. IDK whats up with that.
My bench is 55kgx5. Like I said above, it used to be higher before i had a relapse, but it was only at 57.5x5, so I have already made up most of the difference, but I am stalled hard as fuck. I haven't progressed in 3 weeks, even after deloading. My form is pretty good, so idk whats up with that.
I guess my main priority is bench, but I am equally worried about my deadlift. They both just seem so low I must be doing someting disastrously wrong, right?
Obviously my diet isnt great, but surely poor diet doesnt explain my inconsistent progress - if im malnourished, how come my squat is going fine but nothign else is?
I'm in the same boat. I was stuck on my bench for a long time though, but after changing program I've started progressing again